World’s first C236 chipset board to receive Thunderbolt™ 3 certification

GIGABYTE’s is proud to announce that the GA-X170-EXTREME ECC motherboard, built around the Intel C236 chipset, which undoubtedly do not support Thunderbolt 3 out of the box. The board fully supports the Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 processor, a CPU that is popular among gamers due to its price to performance ratio if paired with a compatible and capable board.

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The GA-X170-EXTREME ECC not only supports Thunderbolt 3, as it also features a E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller, USB 3.1, and loads of other current gen features together with a desert camo styling. Since the board is also ECC RAM capable, you could use it not only for gaming, but also for time intensive, and crucial tasks that requires an absolute zero data corruption.

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No words about pricing or availability yet in our region. To learn more, read the PR below:

Taipei, Taiwan, March 28, 2015 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is pleased to announce that its support for Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 has expanded with the certification of its upcoming GIGABYTE GA-X170-EXTREME ECC motherboard.

The GIGABYTE GA-X170-EXTREME ECC motherboard is the world’s first C236 chipset board to receive Thunderbolt™ 3 certification from Intel, enabling full support for the fastest connectivity protocol on the planet. Compatible with Intel’s Xeon® E3-1200 v5 processor and DDR4 ECC (Error-correcting code) memory, the GA-X170-EXTREME ECC motherboard has what professionals need to do their best work. The addition of Thunderbolt™ 3 makes the motherboard a definite must-have for any high-end desktop system.

Powered by Intel’s own Thunderbolt™ 3 controller, the new Thunderbolt™ 3 protocol, which is available over a USB Type-C™ connector on the back I/O of select GIGABYTE motherboards including the GA-X170-EXTREME ECC, brings an unprecedented single-wire bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s — twice more than the previous generation!

Thunderbolt™ 3 over USB Type-C™ supports DisplayPort 1.2, which is able to drive a 4K resolution display at 60 FPS, and revolutionary industry-first features such as power delivery up to 36W, as well as the ability to daisy-chain up to 6 devices per USB Type-C port.

Support for Thunderbolt™ 3 on the GA-X170-EXTREME ECC motherboard, an industry first for the C236 chipset, means that professionals are no longer constrained by the bottleneck of bandwidth. With the ability to transfer extremely large files – such as raw 4K video – in a manner of seconds, professionals spend less time waiting and more time creating.

 

About GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a global leading brand in the IT industry, with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world’s motherboard and graphics card markets. On top of Motherboards and Graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include PC Components, PC Peripherals, Laptops, Desktop PCs, Network Communications, Servers and Mobile Phones to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit www.gigabyte.com for more information.